webprutser - 11:42 pm on Apr 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
I have been reading some posts on this forum about CMS. The different types, pro, contra's and different opinions about whether or not using a CMS. I was hoping I could find an answer to the question I have: is it wise to switch to CMS (and if so, which one?) for the website I work on?
So many different opinions, I have no idea what would be wise to do in this particular case.
As a volunteer I made a website for a museum. At the moment it has about 40 pages, some with only little content. I think 10-20 pages will be added in the near future. All static pages.
Next to this there are a few items on the wish list:
- translate the site into English and German and make it able for visitors to choose their language
- add the possibility for visitors to give a review on their visit
- add a search option
Maybe, on the longer term, it might be necessary to implement the possibility to buy tickets online.
Up to now I just needed html/css to make the pages, but obviously this will not be sufficient for these "wishes". I know a very little bit of PHP, but that's where it ends at this moment. However, I like learning, better said I need learning, but the question is what's most wise to learn.
Since the museum works with volunteers only and I have no idea how long I will stay there, it might be wise to make the website easier to maintain. If a CMS is the solution for this, I don't know. Like said before, I read so many different opinions. Some people tried CMS and never want to go back there. Some people are happy with Wordpress, others with Drupal or Joomla. Person A says Drupal is complex, person B says it's not so difficult. I really don't know what would be best.